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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Light weights to burn fat?

Many trainers and trainees think that higher reps are necessary to increase the burning of fat during training. Research has shown, however, that it is much more effective to use moderate rep counts to burn fat. 

Why is this? When you use moderate reps during an exercise you increase the amount of muscle mass. Muscle tissue burns higher amounts of calories and carbs than other body tissue during exercise and during normal daily activities and raise one's metabolism because of the muscle's energy needs. 

The body must use more energy (calories) to maintain this muscle mass leading to more fat loss. If one uses lighter weights the muscles don't have to work as hard during training so less energy (calories) are used and less if any muscle is gained.

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